Digital Graffiti Festival
Alys Beach opens its doors, courtyards, and pedestrian paths to innovative artists who transform the entire resort town into a living work of art during Digital Graffiti, May 13-15, 2016. The juried festival explores ways in which art, design and technology interact with the distinctive architecture of Alys Beach to create new forms of expression.
In its ninth year, Digital Graffiti transforms Alys Beach’s stark white walls into a canvas of light. The three-day festival includes a Curator’s Tour of select digital art, DG Festival, and Sunday Brunch. For more information on the festival and tickets, please visit digitalgraffiti.com.
Friday, May 13
Tickets include food, wine, and beverage samplings set against brilliant artwork from DG2016 artists, with emphasis on select pieces as chosen by Curator Brett Phares.
Saturday, May 14
EC Lounge at Fonville Park
Hosted by Emerald Coast Magazine, begin the evening with a complimentary cocktail, music, and the announcement of the DG2016 winners.
8pm til midnight
The official DG2016 Festival opens with spectacular projections and food and drink available for purchase. The official Digital Graffiti after party kicks off at the end of the festival with food and drink available for purchase and dancing under the stars to a live DJ.
Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach.
Sunday, May 15
Enjoy a strolling brunch with the DG2016 artists and judges complete with mimosas, bloody marys, biscuit bar, and lively discussion.
Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies for many years to cast dynamic images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures as a means of artistic expression. Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a festival geared towards bringing these artists together in one place to celebrate and showcase their unique talents.
“Alys Beach becomes their blank canvas,” said Kelli Siler, Alys Beach Director of Events. “Digital Graffiti explores how design, technology and architecture can intertwine to create entirely new art forms. For one evening, Alys Beach opens its doors, courtyards and pedestrian paths to innovative companies and ground-breaking artists who fuse these three components to transform our entire town into a living work of art.”
Each year, the festival attracts digital artists, filmmakers, musicians, interactive designers, photographers, VJs, producers, celebrities, agency executives and fans of art, technology and architecture. Thousands of dollars in cash prizes are awarded to artists, with digital submissions being received from as far away as Israel, Austria, Canada, Germany, London, India, France, Italy and China. Click here to view a complete list of previous Digital Graffiti winners.
Stay where it all happens at Alys Beach! Pay for three nights and receive the fourth night free! Plus, two weekend passes to DG2016. Call 866-732-9276 or visit alysbeach.com to book your stay.
Festival attendees are invited to stay with ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the event’s Official Lodging Partner, and enjoy savings of 15% or more when you travel between May 9 and May 18, 2016. To take advantage of this special event offer, call 844-489-3613 or book online using promo code DG2016 before May 15, 2016.
Founded in 2004, Alys Beach is one of the most beautiful emerging towns in the world. Located in Northwest Florida on Scenic Highway 30A. Alys Beach’s extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, it will be home to 899 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops, and other amenities. alysbeach.com.